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Easy To Do Marble Nails With No Water ~ Black And Gold Nail Art

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Hey everyone! How are you doing! I have been in love with marble nails lately. Always wanted to do a perfect marble nail design but every time I mess up when I do water marble. Sometime, the polish don’t work or the water is too cold. So I tried doing Marble Nails without water. Very satisfied with the result and I would say it is more easy than water technique. These black and gold nails are my latest addition to the marble effect craze. Keep reading to know what items I used and how I did this nail art!

Items and Tools I Used

  • Base Coat
  • Gold Glitter Nail Polish ~ Colorbar Nail Polish, Gold Tease
  • Black Nail Polish ~ Maybelline Color Show, Onyx Rush
  • White Nail Polish ~ Maybelline Color Show, Porcelain party
  • Toothpick
  • Tweezer
  • A pair of scissors
  • Ziplock/Freezer Bag
  • Cuticle Pusher or Orange Stick for clean up purpose
  • Nail Polish Remover and Flat Brush for clean up
  • Top Coat/Clear Polish

How I did the Nail Design

The first thing we need to do is create our own marble design decals. So get your pretty polishes and grab a ziplock cover to get started. Make sure the freezer/ziplock bag is clean and dust free and Lay it on a flat surface. Apply thick layer of black nail polish to a section/part of it.  Just to create enough decals for your nails.

While the black polish is still wet, add drops of gold and white nail polish at random places over it. I added more of the gold polish and few drops of white. As you can see in the image, the marble pattern has very less white in it. Now take a tooth pick and swirl through the polish. I didn’t follow any particular design to create this swirly pattern. Just follow your thought and play with the toothpick.

Remember all this has to be done fast while the polish is still wet. Once you are done creating your desired pattern, leave it over night to dry. When the polish is nicely dry, use a tweezer to lift the edges of your nail polish decal and carefully peel it off. Select the pattern you want to put on your nails and cut it out from the decal.

You don’t have to cut it accurate to your nail shape and size. I cut small squire sizes imagining my nail shape. Now onto the Nail Design! Paint all your nails with base coat and let it dry. Paint the index finger nail with black polish and ring finger with shimmery gold polish.

Add a layer of clear polish on your middle and pinky finger. While the clear polish still wet apply the decals and press gently to secure it. Cut the extra decal using a small scissor. Trace out the excess decal around the cuticle with a cuticle pusher or orange stick. Use some nail polish remover and a flat brush to clean up. Add tiny bit of top coat at the bottom center of your index fingernail and add a gold stud rhinestone. Seal the whole design with Top Coat and you’re done!

black and gold marble nails

toothpick nail art

gold nail designs

Easy To Do Marble Nails

Easy To Do Marble NailsEasy To Do Marble Nails

Many Nail Artists do this kind of Drag Marble Design directly on the nails. But I feel comfortable with this DIY Polish Decal Method. How do you like this technique to do marble design? Share your thoughts in the comment box below. I would be happy to hear from you 🙂

Enjoy and Thank you for stopping by. Don’t forget to check my Nail Art section for more awesome Nail Art Tutorials!



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  1. Wow, they look absolutely beautiful! I have not seen a design like that and I tend to want more of a unique look. So I like this! Your directions are great, I think I can do this! I plan on using different colors, but I like the idea. What is nice is that, I think if I mess up or slip, they will still look cool. You do a terrific job btw. They look awesome!

    1. Thanks for liking it. I’m sure it will turn out perfect!

  2. This is brilliant! I love the marble look but I’m not sure if I’d be able to cut the decals to a shape that looks like it wasn’t done by a child in kindergarten. Still, this looks like a pretty simple process, I’m definitely going to give it a shot. Thanks for giving me great ideas 🙂

    1. Thank you for liking it Shirely..I’m sure you will be able to recreate this design. Let me know how it came out!

  3. There nail designs are so beautiful. I have tried this before and I made a big mess. Do you have videos demonstrating on how to do it?

    1. Thanks for liking the design Hong. Unfortunately my camera has some issues and I’m not able to record any videos recently.

  4. Wow! This nail design came out stunning! I have seen many videos where designs similar to this were done with water. Although they look really cool to do, I feel like they are harder to accomplish and easier to mess up.

    I have honestly never thought to try this method, but it seems like a great idea. I may just have to test this out myself this weekend and see how it works. 🙂

    1. Hi Tabitha, Thanks for liking it..This is very easy to recreate..I’m sure you will love it more when you try it out. Do let me know how it came out!

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